"You'll fall instantly in love with Cedar Key and this homespun knitting community." --Lori Wilde
New York Times bestselling author Terri DuLong welcomes you to the colorful community of Cedar Key, Florida--a place where hearts are warm and friendship is true. . .
Josie Sullivan adores her Cedar Key home. It's been the ideal place to raise her daughter, Orli, who's just turning sixteen. Now that Josie has realized her dream of becoming a registered nurse, she's been offered the perfect job too--helping Dr. Simon Mancini run his new practice.
Until the clinic opens, Josie is filling in at Yarning Together, where she launches a series of knitting classes for men. Yet for all the vibrant changes, there are some tangled threads. Josie's romance-author mother, Shelby, receives a worrying diagnosis. And though Josie has always guarded her independence, her connection to Orli's father, Grant, seems to be rekindling. Most of all, as Shelby's college classmates rally around their dear friend, Josie begins to see that "home" is more than a place; it's the relationships woven into each life, strand by strand. . .
"An intriguing premise, a cozy, small-town backdrop, and even the hint of some magic. . .A sweet story, set in a friendlycommunity." --Kirkus on Postcards from Cedar Key
"Tender and poignant, perfect for those who love knitting as well as the bonds between women." –RT Book Reviews (4 Stars) on Sunrise on Cedar Key
"A delightful addition to that genre of needlecraft-inspired books." --Library Journal on Casting About
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– I love a ‘community centered’ story, and this did not disappoint
My first chance to read this series – I love a ‘community centered’ story, and this did not disappoint. Being the last in the series, there were several characters that were introduced and already had a place in the story, and DuLong did manage to provide information that made their relationships feel solid, and encourage the reader to go back to the earlier books.
I loved Josie and her relationship and interactions with nearly every character: from teaching the men how to knit, to her discussions with her daughter, her mother and even her new boss, she felt real and plausible: the sort of character you would want as a friend. Orii is very solidly sixteen, and her relationship with her father (and her mother’s desire to make their parenting relationship a solid friendly working one) managed to give another layer of complexity to the story, especially as Josie is seeing Grant in a new way.
Simon is coming into Cedar Key with several points to his favor: handsome, single, doctor that is in need of someone to help at the clinic. Josie finds a new flirtation and a new job, fitting in with her own dreams of becoming an RN. These two have an attraction that has Josie in a bit of a conundrum: her choices between the known and the new give a romantic push that vies with the sweetness of the story.
Other secondary characters are wonderfully crafted and built, and when Jane’s mother Sophie has a health scare, the true supportive nature and solidity that is gained from finding your place in the world shines through brightly.
I need to stop picking up series at the end – it is so detrimental to my TBR pile! That being said, this is a series that I am most certainly adding to the pile, and have purchased the first five novels in the Cedar Key series. You’ll want to do the same if you are a fan of intertwined ‘small town feel’ stories that are solidly feel-good reads.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.